Friday, April 8, 2011

Gearing up for this weekend!

Tomorrow is our first race of the season!!! We are heading out to Langley Speedway in the morning. I will be taking pictures and helping out wherever possible on the team. Not sure how many of the teams are going, but one of our main teams will be there.

The kids are spending the night with Mimi and Daddy-da, and I was just told they are already in bed and asleep. Now why can't they do that at home?

We are hoping that the rain will hold off tomorrow. It's supposed to rain most of tonight, but clear out tomorrow. I really hope the weatherman is right!

That's about it for now. We need to finish packing up all the equipment for tomorrow morning.

Have a great day!

Cris Cheek

Zombified by Sponge Bob

Hey guys, are you ready to go to Mimi's house?
No answer....
Hello?....  oh wait, they are in front of the tv like a bunch of zombies. Of course they didn't hear me.

Had to change some settings....

Just wanted to make sure that when I changed the settings, it didn't mess up the mobile blogging option.

Ignore my space cadet moments please :-)

Testing the mobile posting option from my phone.

Ok, I have obviously neglected the blog for quite sometime.

Life happens and things have changed dramatically over the last two years.

With that being said, I am ready to start blogging again!

I have a very busy weekend coming up with the race season starting tomorrow at Langley Speedway.  If I am able to find the time, I will try to post from the track and perhaps throw in a few pictures too!

Have a great day :-)


Monday, November 23, 2009

Cute and Easy Bean Bag Project

Materials needed:

Liquid Stitch
Bird Seed Filler
Small Funnel

The Fabric is available for $1.00 at Wal Mart.  My WM no longer has a fabric section, but they do have a shelf full of small fabric bunches in the craft section.  With one package you can make at least 4-6 bean bags.

The bird seed I am using is the black sunflower seeds you can get at WM or anyplace that sells bird food.  You can use other things for a filler as well, such as beans, old beads, anything that is not sharp and can fill the bag for tossing!

Step One:
- Cut out two squares of equal size. The measurement is up to you. I tried to keep them about as big as an index card.  You could also cut out circles and triangles for different shaped bags.
- Make sure the insides of the square are facing each other, you want to glue the seams on the inside of the bag.
Step Two:
- Glue the sides together with the liquid stitch.  Use the botton of the tube to push the glue out to the edges.
- Make sure you leave a small hole on one of the edges to turn the bag rightside out when the glue has dried.
- Wait at least a 1/2 hour for the glue to dry thoroughly.


Step Three:
- Carefully turn the bag rightside out by grabbing a corner from the inside and push it through the hole you left open.
- Fill the bag with your filler! Use a small funnel to reduce mess.
- My boys had a blast helping me fill the bags and it’s always good for some giggles when they help :-)

Step Four:
- This is a little tricky!  Make sure there is enough room at the top to glue the corner together!  Fold in the edges and apply the liquid stitch to seal up the fill hole.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect!  The kids are not going to analyze your handiwork when they are tossing them around :-)

And you are done!

Now you can use the bean bags to play games, run relays, play hopscotch and so much more!  Let your imagination run wild and have fun with your new bean bags!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cheese Dip - Restaurant style

Mexican restaurant copycat version of cheese dip:

This was the recipe...

-1 pound of white american cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup of milk
- jar of jalepenos


- in a double boiler, heat the milk and slowly add the cheese until melted well
- add the jalepenos to taste and a little juice from the jar


My kids aren't into the hot stuff so I used a block of Monterey Jack. The spices that are in the cheese made it spicy enough that it tasted close.

I didn't use the double boiler method because that's just more dishes to wash. lol

I put it in a glass container and have it cooling in the fridge to use later :-) It passed the taste test with the kids when it was warm.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

My HomeMade Salsa Recipe

My salsa recipe is pretty simple. Anything I make is simple, or I don't make it.

It is pretty much a "dump" recipe. Which means you just dump the stuff together and you are done.

I don't have specific measurements because a recipe like salsa has to appeal to you.

My ingredients are:

- fresh cilantro
- can of stewed tomatoes
- jalepenos (in a jar)
- salt and pepper
- garlic powder
- sliced fresh tomatoes
- ground cumin
- vidalia onions

I start by putting the sliced tomatoes and the can of stewed tomatoes in the food processor. Add each ingredient one at a time until you get the taste you want.

Puree the stuffing out of it and put it in a container overnight in the fridge. The flavors will blend together and taste even better the next day.

I use the salsa with chips, on quesadillas, on tacos..etc.

Hubby actually likes to use the salsa on his breakfast burritos. That's a recipe for another time!

Leave a comment and let me know what you like in your salsa!